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Arkansas Peace Week

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.23.17

Arkansas Peace Week is a program of events planned in observance of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on September 21. Arkansas Peace Week celebrates Peacemaking as a means to instill justice, build stronger communities, alleviate poverty, promote ecological … read more

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Read the Notes from the Post-Week of Actions CNV Conference Call!

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.19.17

On October 17th we held our National Campaign Nonviolence Conference Call.  We debriefed and discussed the events that took place during the Week of Actions Sept. 16-24, 2017.  If you missed the call, you can read the notes or listen … read more

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Preventing Communal Violence in Salem, OR

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.12.17

In response to recent uptake in verbal harassment, the use of slurs and derogatory language, and disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags. violence in various parts of the United States, including the state of Oregon and even … read more

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Campaign Nonviolence Organizer Shot with BB Gun During Action

Posted by Ryan Hall

Recently we were contacted by our friend, Monica Juma, who is an action organizer in Memphis, TN.  During a peace vigil they were holding for the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions, she was shot in the arm with a bb-gun, … read more

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27 Peace Actions in Coral Springs, FL

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.10.17

Piero Falci of One Planet United commemorated the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions by organizing 27 events for the International Day of Peace in Coral Springs, FL. Their actions included: 1. Special Declaration for the International Day of Peace- Formality and … read more

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Dorothy Day: Communion of Faith and Action in the Pursuit of Peace

Posted by Erin Bechtol

A CNV Week of Actions report by Rosemarie Pace In honor of UN International Peace Day, Pax Christi Metro New York hosted Martha Hennessy, one of Dorothy Day’s grandchildren and a peace activist in her own right, and Robert Ellsberg, … read more

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Congratulations to ICAN on Winning the Nobel Prize!

Posted by John Dear
10.07.17

By John Dear A big hearty “Congratulations!” to all my friends at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for winning the Nobel Peace Prize this morning! This is such a boost to the anti-nuclear movement, the United Nations and … read more

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Peace Pole Presentation in Atlanta

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.04.17

Marist School, an independent Catholic School grades 7th – 12th in Atlanta, recognized the International Day of Peace with a prayer service and presentation at its permanent Peace Pole.  Students, faculty and staff signed pledges committing to non-violence, peace and … read more

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Hate Has No Home in Clinton

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.03.17

The Clinton Peace Coalition invited individuals, families, organizations, and people of all ages to attend this year’s Stop the Hate/Show the Love event on Thursday September 21 at Jefferson Elementary School. Now in its 18th year, the Stop the Hate/Show the Love event … read more

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Prescott Peace Week

Posted by Erin Bechtol

Photo Credit: Laurel Freeman Starting with “Making peace with Mother Nature,” painting rocks for a peace mandala installation, nature hikes, and singing “Building Bridges,” families enjoyed Prescott PeaceBuilder’s morning in the park. Thursday, they gathered at the plaza downtown for … read more

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ICAN Wins Nobel Peace Prize

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

This year, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN formally launched 10 years ago in Austria, and since then has built incredible public support for nuclear disarmament around the world. Today … read more

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Satyagraha: The Most Powerful Force in the Universe

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

By George Payne with Gandhi Earth Keepers International   The most powerful force in the universe is not electromagnetism, gravity, or time. The greatest force in the universe is Satyagraha, which technically means a firm or steadfast adherence to Truth. … read more

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A Radical Prayer to End War

by Erin Bechtol // Home Page News

Pace e Bene is pleased to announce the release of John Dear’s new book Radical Prayers: On Peace, Love, and Nonviolence. The book is a guide to daily connection to God through prayers that meditate on the challenges facing us today. From … read more

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